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, particularly in odessa. having said that, we also know that president obama and german chancellor angela merkel met earlier this week. they talked about increasing sanctions, toughening those sanctions. but sir, will it be tough enough to stop vladimir putin from moving ahead with his game plan? >> well, there's no evidence that they reached any agreement on the specifics of tougher sanctions, and certainly the europeans' economic dependence on russian energy supplies and their economic relationships with russia, especially countries like germany, make it hard for them to accept tougher economic sanctions. but this is where you need american leadership. the fact is that what putin has succeeded in doing is using military force to change international boundaries on the continent of europe. and if the europeans don't realize it, that puts them in considerable jeopardy. the european union is still on very shaky foundations when it comes to the monetary union, political tensions are rising. and putin is taking advantage of them. i think this is a very bad time for the western alliances. >> right. a
, he's decided to move forward. >> the president appearing with angela merkel, the german chancellor. anything raised on benghazi giving the big news? >> no. throughout the week, there were various tv networks and newspapers and others pushing jay carney, pretty aggressively, about the new information on benghazi, and then just minutes before the news conference in the rose garden, you had this news by john boehner. partisan because it's a republican speaker saying i'm going to investigate it more, but getting pressure from the president of the united states. and two german reporters asked. american reporters asked about ukraine, a big deal, but the second question was about the death penalty and the botched execution in oklahoma. again, important issue, but with all of the news bubbling up this week, it's surprising it wasn't asked. >> yet again another attack today in syria on a compound there. americans not involved, but it reminds us no one has been brought to justice or arrested and it seems like over there, it's going to hell in a hand basket. >> it is. and nine libyan soldiers
this straight. somewhere between the asian pivot, the ukrainian crisis and his meeting with angela merkel the president wants us to believe his top priority is whatever the latest news story is. anybody who goes out in this economy and brags has every worried american asking what planet are you living on? the answer is planet obama. u.s. economic growth in the first quarter was 0.1%. after five years of obama's mismanagement, only bureaucrats and billionaires are doing well. all of the rest are just left out. now don't you think that's right? >> no. look, first of all, no good deed goes unpunished in this country. we have 50 months of job creation. 9 million jobs have been created. we got the best report in years. and we get this kind of stuff. listen, in the "crossfire" tonight we two members of the house appropriations committee. democratic representative barbara lee of oakland, california. welcome to you. republican representative andy harris of maryland. you're both in the "crossfire." i'm going to start with you. i cannot believe that the republicans even today are not willing to at
angela merkel talks about squeezing more sanctions on russia. >> jeb, if you need some advice, give me a call. >> increasingly it seems that republican donors may be inclined to and the pop culture lead, do you think this gives you a respectability that you didn't have before? >> absolutely not. >> joel mchale has something to make fun of, us, the host of "the soup" and the star of "the community" drops by "the lead" ahead of the white house correspondents' dinner. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the world lead. death in ukraine. 31 people died at a trade union building while the cause is not perfectly clear, odessa is currently being torn apart by rioting and clashes between ukrainian royalists and pro-russia activists with thousands positioned near the eastern border. but right here in the u.s., president obama and german chancellor angela merkel meeting at the white house today emerging with some tough talk about their willingness to squeeze sectors of the russian economy. also today, russia called an emergency meeting of the united nations security meeti
merkel at the white house to discuss a major escalation in ukraine. today saw the heaviest fighting in that country since a pro-russian uprising a month ago with at least 31 killed during clashes between pro-russian demonstrators and ukrainian government supporters. but if you are a republican in congress, the crisis is not in ukraine. no, the crisis at hand is the administration's response to the 2012 attack in benghazi. today, we witnessed a full-blown outbreak of benghazi fever. this morning, the chairman of the house oversight and government reform committee darrell issa, a man who has made quite a name for himself in the world of scandal mongering. subpoenaed the secretary of state john kerry because, because of benghazi. documents released this week and specifically one e-mail in particular have unleashed a wave of hysteria about a 2-year-old controversy. a two-year-old controversy that, by the way, the department of defense has already spent, in their estimate, thousands of man hours and millions of dollars investigating. and as far as hearings, oh, america, there have been h
merkel and president obama. >> well, sure. i've been to enough of these events where there's always a mix of questions out there. you have jobs numbers out on the economy today. health care has been a big subject. and when you're there with angela merkel, it's not surprising the first question from the u.s. press was about ukraine and sanctions against russia. that's something she's been front and center on. the second question was about the death penalty and that botched execution in oklahoma. this benghazi story obviously has been out there, front and center for several days. several networks, news organizations pressing jay carney that something as big as that -- especially since john boehner announced the special committee minutes before the news conference. you thought you'd get some questions on that. back to you, greta. >> oh! >> i know the difference. >> no problem, fred. see you. >>> the families of those who lost loved ones in benghazi reacting to the white house narrative, as well as that dramatic testimony from the military's top intelligence official at the time of the attack
on a devastating landslide and in afghanistan. both he and german chancellor angela merkel have tough questions on whether they can reach an agreement on stronger sakes against russia and whether they can bridge the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on ukraine both leaders seemed amenable to the possibility of further sanctions that take direct aim at key sectors of the russian economy. sanction that is could potentially damage a sluggish european economy as well. president obama said it all depends on how deeply russia interferes with ukraine in the lead-up to its elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> for her part chancellor merkel told the associated press -- the assembled press that, "the post-war order has been put into question by the actions of russia and vl
at the white house, the arrival of german chancellor angela merkel and the focus will be the crisis in ukraine. >> ukraine launched the strongest attack on pro-russian militias and russian forces reported with surface to air missiles. >> the effort to remove donald sterling from the nba is under way. a committee voted unanimously to expedite the process. >> residents forced to evacuate after a street collapsing in baltimore city are told it may be a month beforen they are allowed to return. >> oh, my god! [ screaming ] >>> breaking news, german chancellor angela merkel is at the white house for a high stakes meeting with president obama. one focus russia's tightening grip against ukraine. in the last hour the president declared the u.s. and germany united and sent another stern warning to moscow. >> we are united in our determination to impose costs on russia for its actions as ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters but heavily armed militants receiving significant support from russia. >
speak. all of this is happening as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel are set to hold a high-stakes meeting at the white house. and merkel may be key in finding a peace solution. she is one of the few people that many say has the ear of russian president vladimir putin. for more on this, this high-stakes meeting let's get to senior washington correspondent joe johns at the white house this morning. good morning, joe. >> president obama meets with german chancellor angela merkel at a critical time as both countries are trying to put more pressure on russian president vladimir putin to de-escalate tensions in ukraine. once again, the obama administration finds itself walking a foreign policy tightrope. no doubt they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at
chancellor angela merkel today, vladimir putin demanded that the ukrainians pull back their troops from the eastern region of their own country. i want to go straight to nick paton walsh near slovyansk. this all sounds like madness. what just happened? >> i think we're seeing a collapse of the central government's authority here in the east. during the day we've seen helicopters pass overhead where i'm standing. even as some of the pro-russian militant checkpoints on the outskirts of slovyansk are pulling back. those troops aren't particularly big, in evidence around here, besaw as you pointed out, violent clashes in the center of donetsk, the prosecutor's general's office there, 26 people injured. shots fired. the police who tried to defend the building, humiliated, stripped of their gear by the protesters who were extraordinarily violent. the city of millions of people which is now being taken over, here in slovyansk. i will show you now, jake, a video we filmed nearby, one of the checkpoints we've gone through. you see a better equipped soldier. we've noticed three or four of these t
. further is the fact that as the german chancellor angela merkel said she thinks putin is divorced from reality. that's a huge danger here. yopg he would make an end run for kiev. however, nato told us he could invade and take over eastern ukraine in three to five days. they are not ready to take on the russian military. we have a piece about all the reasons that putin should not want to go into ukraine, including the fact that the insurgency will cost lives. that doesn't mean putin will be dissuaded from invasion of eastern ukraine for those reasons. >> this is what we learn about putin. he's not a rational, logical guy. he's not thinking about the interests of his own people. he's thinking about the elite. his government, and him staying in power. this is how he's been reasoning. and if you read any of the books about even george w. bush, days of fire, and there's a quote by george w. bush himself who said, you know, i don't understand this guy. he seems like -- i thought that he was a liberator. you know, he's showing a side of him as if he is more and more a dictator. if he takes ea
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